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Court upholds death penalty for only Native American on U.S. death row

WASHINGTON - An appeals court Thursday upheld the death sentence for Lezmond Mitchell, the only Native American on federal death row, and one of five inmates targeted last year for execution under a revived federal death penalty policy.


Jobless benefits expand next month, but advocates worry it’s not enough

TEMPE - Arizona unemployment benefits will expand next month to cover workers who are not now eligible, to last longer than before and to pay more in weekly benefits to some jobless workers. But advocates say that while the change is welcome - it's probably too little, and too late.


Eight years ago, Coyotes clinched first playoff series win since relocation

GLENDALE – It’s been eight years since the then-Phoenix Coyotes won a playoff series. On that day, they defeated the pesky Chicago Blackhawks


EPA won’t expand pollutant rule; ‘mistake’ during COVID-19, critics say

PHOENIX - The Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday it will not expand Obama-era air quality standards, a move environmentalists call "the wrong thing to be doing" during a global pandemic that threatens lung health.


Report: Migrant workers faced dangerous conditions even before COVID-19

WASHINGTON - Migrant farmworkers are in "serious danger" of contracting coronavirus because of ongoing poor conditions like overcrowded housing, buses and lack of access to healthcare, according to a new report.


For Coyotes president Ahron Cohen, creating a vibrant hockey culture is top priority

GLENDALE – Since he took over as president in 2018, Coyotes president Ahron Cohen has strived to build a stronger hockey culture in Arizona


Could spring training trigger a spike in coronavirus cases like Mardi Gras did in New Orleans? 

Could the high rate of COVID-19 infections in New Orleans be a harbinger for the Phoenix metropolitan area? That’s what some are wondering after a recent spike in Louisiana is being attributed, in part, to the large influx of visitors during Mardi Gras celebrations, which occurred around the same time as spring training and the Waste Management Phoenix Open.


‘On cloud nine’: Four years ago, Ryan Hingst tossed ASU’s 10th no-hitter

PHOENIX – Four years ago, Ryan Hingst made ASU baseball history when he pitched the 10th no-hitter in program history, calling it the best baseball moment in his career.


COVID-19 in Arizona: No shelter-in-place, beware of home remedies

PHOENIX – Gov. Ducey details “essential services” that can remain open during outbreak and other updates about how COVID-19 is affecting the Grand Canyon State.


Economic stimulus bill stalls in Senate, as Democrats, Republicans feud

WASHINGTON - The Senate deadlocked for a second day Monday on more than $1 trillion in proposed support for an economy buffeted by coronavirus, as Democrats said the bill gives too much to corporations and Republicans accuse Democrats of making it a liberal wish list.


Lower carbon-capture costs could entice businesses to address climate change

PHOENIX – A Republican plan to mitigate climate change would permanently grant tax breaks for businesses that reduce carbon emissions and purchase equipment with technology to capture emissions from the atmosphere. But is “direct capture” an effective tool?


Court ruling on Cuccinelli reverses – for now – limits on asylum claims

WASHINGTON - Soon after being named acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Ken Cuccinelli sharply reduced the amount of time migrants have to make their case for asylum. One problem - Cuccinelli was not legally the acting director, a court ruled, voiding the policy in the process.